Palmetto Championship sells out at the gift shop

JASPER COUNTY, SC (WTOC) – The PGA Tour is in South Carolina again, but this time under unique circumstances.

Due to the coronavirus, the Palmetto Championship has been moved from its location in Canada to the Lowcountry.

What looks like a simple blank canvas is actually the back of the golf shop at the Palmetto Championships in Congaree. This is the first time this course is open to the PGA Tour and because of it the shop has people coming out with everything they can wear and carry from these collectibles.

This perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity has created quite a demand. So much so that customers want more.

“I think they underestimated the patronage for the souvenirs. I think they could have made a little bigger gift shop, but it’s worth it,” said Steven Roberts.

Tons of people couldn’t have agreed more. Most line up for more than 10 minutes just to get their hands on those exclusive items that they wouldn’t normally be able to buy anywhere.

“Oh it’s great that I only make this stop here maybe once on the PGA Tour and you know in my home state it’s great, it’s phenomenal.”

Everyone here knows Thursday and Friday are the least crowded days of the four-day tournament, so Saturday and Sunday will see even more customers walk through the store doors to buy things like flags, hats and shirts.

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